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Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament.

The dead officer has been named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father.

PM Theresa May said the attack was "sick and depraved" and struck at values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.

The attacker has not been named by police.

Acting Deputy Commissioner and head of counter terrorism at the Metropolitan Police, Mark Rowley, said they think they know who he is and that he was inspired by international and Islamist-related terrorism, but gave no further details.

The attack unfolded at about 14.40 GMT when a single attacker drove a car along a pavement over Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament in central London, killing at least two people and injuring many more.

The car then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament.

The attacker, armed with a knife, ran to Parliament where he was confronted by the police. PC Palmer - who was not armed - was then stabbed and killed.

The attacker was shot dead by armed officers.

Mr Rowley paid tribute to PC Palmer, saying: "He was someone who left for work today expecting to return home at the end of his shift, and he had every right to expect that would happen." (BBC)

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  • Sheri Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:38 PM

    Absolutely - and well said!

    QUESTION MORE Friday, 24 March 2017 08:21 AM

    In all these cases - please ask yourself honestly why such things happen.

    sobers Thursday, 23 March 2017 09:49 AM

    UK is a country which respects human values so much, unfortunatley religious fanatics seeking assylum do this murderous act. My deepest sympathies for the family of victims . Bravo Uk!

    ANTON Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:03 AM

    THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO FIRST TAUGHT US THE MEANING OF PARLIAMENT AFTER ELIMINATING KINGS AND THEIR LUXURY CASTLES.

    MOTHER Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:47 AM

    "sick and depraved" - Of course, Mother Theresa - the same applies to you when you go to Saudi and provide them with weapons to kill women and children in Yemen. - The money you'll earn by such sales is HARAM not HALAL. and use of this money (for the benifit of the UK citizens) is bound to lead you'll to destruction, sickness and downfall..

    Rufus Norton Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:55 AM

    These are days when cops need to be armed because there are extremist elements that respect nobody or accepted norms of human values. Even Sri Lankan cops are armed and London should take a lesson from us.

    Sincere Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:00 PM

    "The attacker has not been named by police".

    Sharon Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:10 PM

    Sad. Now,can you UK imaging what we went through for 30 years??? At least now appreciate the way we treated terrorists and stop supporting the nonsense of Hybrid courts, etc.

    RK Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:51 PM

    Even the Scotland Yard who are investigating on this has still not come to a conclusion but you have. Very intelligent!

    Chintha Friday, 24 March 2017 07:02 AM

    Pass more resolutions against the countries fought against the extremist terrorist group.


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